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    Hi I can't for the life of me figure out what this second measurement is for on these axe handles. I presume it's eye size but I just want to check before I order (I'm new to all this alright?).
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    I have no idea - unless it is the size of the face (length of the cutting edge) ... for example the GFB SFA has a 19" handle and a 3 1/4" face... the values seem right...
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    Could it be the length of the slot cut in the top? For different lengths of axe head

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    Could be eye size. The best advice i can give is forget amazon and search for smedbergs hafts


    Heres where i go


    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...HA3R9iAPUE1XvA
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunndog View Post
    Could be eye size. The best advice i can give is forget amazon and search for smedbergs hafts


    Heres where i go


    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...HA3R9iAPUE1XvA
    They don't have a full size 36 inch handle for large felling axes.

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    Bugger, smedbergs is still worth a search though imo

    Or if you have a large agricultural merchant near you?
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    Yeah it's a pain I've got a bit of nice white ash laying around the shed I'll see if I can't make something out of that

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    Is it just a badly formatted way of writing the size as length of handle x width of eye (long axis of oval)

    So...

    Thirty inch by two and a half inch
    Thirty six inch by two and three quarter inch
    Thirty six inch by three inch
    Thirty six inch by three and a half inch

    etc. ?
    ...are you sure I only need 1 ?

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    Is UK not Metric yet?

    The old system is so illogical, that nobody knows off hand how many Inches goes into a Yard, how many Inches (or Yards) into a Mile.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Is UK not Metric yet?

    The old system is so illogical, that nobody knows off hand how many Inches goes into a Yard, how many Inches (or Yards) into a Mile.....

    I certainly know those things, and many of my aquaintance do as well. I can perfectly well visualise, accurately, dimensions in either imperial or metric or a mixture of both. It's been a constant source of wonder to me that so many folk have problems with it all; I think it's a mindset thing.

    The old system was never illogical, just different, same as our old monetary system. One of those wonderfully quirky things about being a native of these blessed islands!
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    Like Macaroon says: you just learn to be bilingual, moving back and forth between 2 frames of reference and measurement.
    I tell ya, it's a nightmare working on a car which is a mix of Imperial and Metric! Then the wrench socket sets get mixed up. . . . . . . .
    What I like the very best is that many of the units in the SI Metric system are named for people, not abstract terms in a single language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robson Valley View Post
    What I like the very best is that many of the units in the SI Metric system are named for people, not abstract terms in a single language.
    Really, which ones?

    Not heard this before, have i just fallen for a joke lol)
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    Celsius, Curie, Hertz, Joule, Volt (Volta), Amp (Ampere), Farad (Faraday), even Angstrom but he got dumped as that's 10^-10m which didn't fit the orders of magnitude scaling.
    Too bad as Angstrom was a very convenient length in electron microscopy. Many, many other named units, it's a long list and I never needed much of it..

    Fahrenheit got tossed as he had some strange set up of salt and ice to define his zero (?freezing point depression?) and boiling point elevation. I've long since forgotten.
    Celsius, on the other hand, said: "water freezes at what I call zero. then, water boils at what I call 100." Good decimal boy. Of course its a 'centigrade' scale because it has 100 steps in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunndog View Post
    Really, which ones?

    Not heard this before, have i just fallen for a joke lol)
    One is Ångström I assome?
    Technically not in the Metric system. That one is based on Meter, Gram. Liter. (Volume of a cube, 100mmx100mm x 100mm, also a Kilogram if water)

    I can see and feel the size of a Metric bolt and nut. Not so on the Imperial ones.



    Edit: just a Milli second after RV....
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    That is correct. I refer to the units of the Systeme International version of the metric system = the global standard.

    Everybody in science was annoyed about the Angstrom decision. Very useful length measurement and of no relevance
    whatsoever to the real world of bushcraft and axe handles. Should have left well enough alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Is UK not Metric yet?

    The old system is so illogical, that nobody knows off hand how many Inches goes into a Yard, how many Inches (or Yards) into a Mile.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Macaroon View Post
    I certainly know those things, and many of my aquaintance do as well. I can perfectly well visualise, accurately, dimensions in either imperial or metric or a mixture of both. It's been a constant source of wonder to me that so many folk have problems with it all; I think it's a mindset thing.

    The old system was never illogical, just different, same as our old monetary system. One of those wonderfully quirky things about being a native of these blessed islands!
    I'm with mac on this. I have no problems at all visualizing the standard system (nor any problems knowing there are 36 inches in a yard --- 1760 yards in a mile, etc.) I can also think in metric (generally) without needing to convert. The exception would be temperature. I do have some problems conceiving celcius without converting it first.

    UOTE=Robson Valley;1821741]Like Macaroon says: you just learn to be bilingual, moving back and forth between 2 frames of reference and measurement.
    I tell ya, it's a nightmare working on a car which is a mix of Imperial and Metric! Then the wrench socket sets get mixed up. . . . . . . .
    What I like the very best is that many of the units in the SI Metric system are named for people, not abstract terms in a single language.[/QUOTE]

    Spot on. There is actually an even more logical temperature scale however; the Absolute Scale where 0 is the complete absents of heat. No negative numbers needed.

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    UK is fully Metric. Only older people still are used to the Imperial from the old days.

    US and a couple other countries are not yet there

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    As a suggestion, why don't you message the seller and ask them?

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    I think it is length and the diameter of the business end.
    Replacing an ax handle with a generic one - buy one size too thick, shape and slot yourself.
    I do not like pre slotted handles, as I like the slots to go against the year rings, not with. Because of this, I need to visually inspect and choose a handle myself.

    Surely B&Q has replacement handles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robson Valley View Post
    Celsius, Curie, Hertz, Joule, Volt (Volta), Amp (Ampere), Farad (Faraday), even Angstrom but he got dumped as that's 10^-10m which didn't fit the orders of magnitude scaling.
    Too bad as Angstrom was a very convenient length in electron microscopy. Many, many other named units, it's a long list and I never needed much of it..

    Fahrenheit got tossed as he had some strange set up of salt and ice to define his zero (?freezing point depression?) and boiling point elevation. I've long since forgotten.
    Celsius, on the other hand, said: "water freezes at what I call zero. then, water boils at what I call 100." Good decimal boy. Of course its a 'centigrade' scale because it has 100 steps in it.
    I'm an idiot, i was just thinking of distance measurement (mm,cm,m,km)
    Out of those i'v never heard of angstrom at all and didn't know farad was a measurement. Heard of farady and his cage of course
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